A “Cake Boss” fan ever since she began watching the series with her older sister, 8-year-old Alicia has wanted to meet Buddy Valastro. One month after undergoing open heart surgery, her wish came true. Alicia’s mother said, “Her wish gave her something to look forward to. It helped motivate her to get better and meet Buddy.”
Alicia was excited but quiet when she arrived at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey. She was starstruck and nervous to meet her idol Buddy. He quickly put her at ease, and together they decorated a cake especially for her with pink and white hearts. According to Alicia’s mother, it was as delicious as it was beautiful.
Alicia’s mother credits her wish with sparking her passion for cooking. Now she looks back on her wish day with a sweet smile and continues to cook at home with her father. “Buddy was awesome. It’s incredible that her wish came true.”
Wish Granters: Penny Bromberg & Carlotta Romita
Referred by: Geraldine Diaz, her mother
Wish adopted by Levitetz Family Foundation